For the most recent reporting period released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the 2011-12 academic year, the Georgia Southern Football program had its highest-ever single-year and multi-year Academic Progress Report scores.
Released by the NCAA last week, APR scores are a means for providing intercollegiate athletics programs with a snapshot of a team’s academic success and progress of individual student-athletes, accounting for eligibility, retention and graduation. The Eagle football program earned a 972 for its single-year and a 939 for its multi-year score.
Frye named Sporting News preseason All-American
Junior offensive tackle Garrett Frye was named to the Sporting News’ preseason All-America team by the magazine. Frye earned honors as a third-team All-American from the Associated Press and The Sports Network in 2012.
The SoCon Academic All-Conference selection started all 14 games last season and helped Georgia Southern capture the NCAA Division I rushing title with 399.4 yards per game.
Eagle softball summer camps run next week
Georgia Southern softball will host its 2013 summer softball camp June 24-25 at Eagle Field in Statesboro.
The camp will cover mechanics and skills and include drills to help improve play. Participants will be divided based on age and ability.
Check-in is at 9 a.m. each morning at the GSU softball complex, 55 Fair Road. Each day runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunch is included.
Campers can register for both days of the camp for $200, or come for one day at $100. A discount is available for families sending more than one camper to the event.
For more information or to register, go to GeorgiaSouthernSoftballCamps.com.
Gridiron Girls sought
Georgia Southern athletics is seeking current students to serve as Gridiron Girls for a new hospitality program during the 2013 football season.
The Gridiron Girls will deliver food and beverages to fans in the Bishop luxury seating area, serve as liaisons directing fans to their luxury seats, greet fans at the gate and provide child hospitality in the Eagle Fun Zone.
Gridiron Girls also will distribute gameday handouts, giveaways, prizes and promotional materials.
Other services include escorting fans by golf cart and promoting both the Student and Junior Eagle Clubs at designated tables.
Each participant has the opportunity to choose which service they prefer to perform. The program hopes to recruit and retain more than 50 girls for the football season. For more information, call 912-478-1500. Applicants can find more information and an application at GSEagles.com.